New corporate partnership with shipping conglomerate, MSC
20 August 2018
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), a world leader in transportation and logistics, has committed to Australia’s citrus industry via a major corporate partnership.
The major partnership will provide the opportunity for Citrus Australia to develop a long-term and trusted relationship with MSC.
Citrus Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Nathan Hancock, believes MSC’s commitment to the industry is invaluable for maintaining reliable and environmentally sustainable services.
“It’s important to us that we continue to deliver our citrus product to destination markets in the best possible condition,” Mr Hancock said.
MSC has been operating in Australia for almost 30 years, offering door-to-door service throughout Australia.
Originating as a single vessel operation and evolving into a globally respected business with 510 vessels and over 70,000 staff, MSC has become a leading citrus carrier, due to its global port coverage and expertise in the transportation of fresh produce.
MSC carried more than 1.4 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit containers) of reefer cargo worldwide in 2017 and continues to invest in its assets and technology for shipments of refrigerated goods such as citrus fruit.
MSC Managing Director Australia & New Zealand, Kevin Clarke, is pleased to bolster the relationship between MSC and Australia’s citrus industry.
“We see this as a long-term partnership, with opportunities extending well into the future,” Mr Clarke said.
“The citrus industry is important to us and we’re happy to play a part in its longevity.”